§ 1. Sir Oliver Simmonds
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs which foreign Governments still continue to refuse to the United Nations satisfactory assurances that they will not harbour enemy war criminals.
§ The Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Eden)
I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply which I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for South Bristol (Mr. A. Walkden) on 6th December last, to which I have nothing to add.
§ Sir O. Simmonds
Where does this matter stand? Were any decisions taken at Yalta, or are we allowing the situation to go by default?
§ 4. Mr. Driberg
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if the names of Dr. Goebbels and Herr Ribbentrop are included in the official British list of war criminals.
§ Mr. Driberg
May we take it, then, that their case will not be regarded as parallel to that of Count Grandi if they should attempt to take refuge in neutral countries?
§ Mr. Gallacher
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that Dr. Goebbels is likely to dodge them and will he agree that the reprimand made on me for offensive remarks about Ribbentrop should now be withdrawn by the Speaker and the House?
5. Miss Ward
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what is to be the position under the new agreement with Italy of those Italians who are accused of having committed acts of cruelty against British troops and the troops or civilian populations of our Allies.
§ Mr. Eden
The position of Italians accused of acts of cruelty against British troops and the troops or civilian populations of our Allies has undergone no change. Italian war criminals are being listed and will, as is the case with German war criminals, be punished according to the crimes they have committed.